Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thinking of You

Hi friends.  Bonnie here today with a card in my favorite color combo of pink and purple that features Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This is my all time favorite ribbon style for making beautiful bows.
I admit I've been in a little bit of a funk lately and my creativity just isn't there.  It doesn't mean I don't like to make stuff though and when this happens, I like to do things that don't take too much thought.  So I grabbed some pretty paper I made a while back and made some beautiful handmade roses.  I find work like this to be relaxing since I get to use my hands and I don't really need to do too much thinking.  My rose and doily dies are all from Cheery Lynn Designs.
My pretty bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8" Hot Pink and Regal Purple Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products I've used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dream Hot Air Balloon All Occasion Greeting Card


Well hello there Peeps! I had myself a good ol' time working on this card going totally overboard with the chippies and embellies. Sometimes that little voice inside my head says "more more more".  I have tried to reign that voice in...but not today!



 
I'm using the gorgeous Tropic Colored Taffeta, Bambo Cord,  and Burlap String from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

So Proud Of You

Welcome by again today, everyone.  It's Karen Letchworth here today sharing a sweet little card I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon using just a few of my favorite RRR trims.  Ribbons, baker's twine and lace always give cards so much rich texture and personality, and you can ALWAYS trust that Really Reasonable Ribbon will have the exact colors and styles you need for any project.  From super pretty and elegant to super shabby and rustic, Really Reasonable Ribbon always has the perfect trims and finishing touches.
I made this card using two pieces of patterned papers that I inked on the edges with distress inks.  Next, I ran a border sticker along on the right-hand side of my card aside a length of Debra Natural Crochet LaceBurlap Center-Stitched Navy (which is closer to a teal color actually), and Teal Baker's Twine.  I also ran a small length of the Teal Baker's Twine over the chipboard banner pieces to create a string of pendants.
The sentiments were stamped directly onto some little journalling stickers using Black Soot Distress Ink.  I left one spot at the bottom blank so that the date of that first solo bike ride could be documented there.  I plan to send this card to my Great Nephew, Gideon.  He has mastered the art of bike riding; which as we know, is life-changing for a young boy.  Not to mention, super exciting!
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget about the fun challenge taking place on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We'd love to have you play along with us, and we hope that next time you need some ribbon or trim, you will think of Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Have an awesome day!
Karen Letchworth

Monday, March 20, 2017

Learn to Dance Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Are you ready for Spring?  I know I am!  
I love that we can create spring inspired cards even when it's cold outside!  The new Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment helps us with beautiful spring colors.
I used the beautiful blue ribbons from the assortment and the delicate Victoria Lace.
Then I add the Pearl Heart Ribbon Slider to complete this fun and easy card.
Wishing you a wonderful day, sweet friends.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Just For You

{judy} One of my favorite "old" techniques is Direct to Paper, where your ink pad goes right on the paper for a fun, different kind of look.
I used two distress inks and stamped the cubes directly on to my watercolor paper in a geometric design, then spritzed the paper with water. After that was dry, I stamped my sentiment with VersaMark ink and embossed with Pearlized Amethyst EP. 
I added Gold Metallic Baker's Twine as fringe on both sides for embellishment to this comtemporary, mixed media card. In retrospect, it would have looked fun all the way down one side too. All my layers, and the fringe, are held together with Scor-Tape. There are many ways to use the Direct to Paper technique, with many different looks. If you have never tried it before, take a look at this tutorial. Have a great Sunday! 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

"Fabulous" Retro Style Birthday Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers! How is it even possible that this is the last week of March?  It's been a busy month for me, as we had 3 family birthdays to celebrate.  My sweet sis-in-law Becky means the world to me and I wanted to create a really special card for her birthday. I found the perfect ribbon in the Spring Rainbow of Color Ribbon Club Assortment to go with the "Fabulous" collection from Authentique.  Honestly, this Tropic Taffeta bow stole the show!



I super love the way this triple loop bow pops against this retro color palette.  As I've mentioned before, I've developed a serious "ribbon crush" for taffeta.  It simply ties the most gorgeous bows, especially when you use your Zutter Bow-it-All tool!  I love to add these loopy string bows to my ribbon clusters for extra fullness.  This one is made with Ivory Burlap String.


I had a blast finishing the inside of this fun retro style birthday card.  The small side pocket contains a personal birthday message from me to Becky.


The larger pocket holds a hand stamped birthday greeting, a fun retro magnet that Becky can put on her fridge, and a little sweet treat.

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheerio,
kathy

Soft & Shabby Woodland Style Easter Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have been having the best time creating spring cards with the March Ribbon Club Assortment.  It's added a whole new level of happy to my time in the studio.  Today I have a soft & shabby Woodland style Easter card to share with you.  It has pretty purple polka dot ribbon, a shimmering butterfly and gorgeous papers from Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments collection.


This Grape Satin Swiss Dot ribbon makes a beautiful belly band for my card. The color blends perfectly with the pretty floral papers.  After tying my triple loop bow on my Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool, I topped it with an Ivory Burlap string bow


The stamped and die cut butterfly is sponged with Distress Inks, then lightly coated with Stardust Stickles. 


I created pockets on the inside of the card and then filled them with sweet little Easter treats.


I tied a snippet of that pretty Grape Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon around my handmade button card and used it to finish off my little art tag, too.

I hope you are having fun creating with pretty spring ribbons and beautiful papers, too!

Thanks for joining me!
Cheerio,
kathy